Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones blamed for 92 incidents of fire

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones are “too hot to handle” which means that they have been recalled by The Consumer Product Safety Commission. According to NBCNews.com 1 million phones has been recalled leading to a serious setback for Samsung – the world’s largest smartphone maker.

This official recall comes after some turmoil for Samsung’s new flagship device.

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has been blamed for at least 92 incidents in the United States, according to a CPSC recall notice. There have been some serious incidents among the 92 incidents in the United States – 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage caused by fires in cars and a garage, the CPSC said according to NBCNews.com.

“Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016,” the CPSC advised.

September the 2nd Samsung said that they would recall all 2.5 million devices worldwide and that they would replace them for free. The four major U.S. carriers — Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T and Sprint stopped selling the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 immediately. But the problem is that the carriers aren’t the only places selling the phones, and without a formal government recall, many U.S. Note 7 owners were stuck on hold because there was no legal obligation to go along according to NBCNews.com.

Each of the recalled smartphones costs around 850 $ meaning that this is a very serious setback for Samsung – the world’s largest smartphone maker.